Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey Joins Netflix for New Series
Lena Headey, best known for her iconic role as the villainous Cersei Lannister in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, is set to grace our screens once again.
But this time, she’s switching houses and joining the Netflix family for a new series. Fans of the actress and the streaming giant eagerly anticipate what’s in store for this exciting new project.
With Headey’s undeniable talent and Netflix’s track record of producing gripping, original content, it’s sure to be a match made in TV heaven.
Game of Thrones is becoming a pop-culture phenomenon. The actors who starred in the show have gained much recognition and a loyal fan base.
Lena Headey, who played the role of the cunning and ambitious Cersei Lannister, was one of the show’s standout performers.
Thrilled to announce that Lena Headey is coming to Netflix!
She will play Fiona, a devout matriarch in The Abandons, a new series from Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter. It’s a pulse-pounding action drama that explores that fine line between survival and law in 1850s Oregon. pic.twitter.com/WK7aJtuhJU
— Netflix (@netflix) March 27, 2023
Since the show’s conclusion in 2019, Headey has been busy with several other projects. Her latest venture is a Netflix series titled “The Abandons.”
The New Series
In October, the platform revealed a synopsis of the series. “As a group of diverse, outlier families pursues their Manifest Destiny in 1850s Oregon, a corrupt force of wealth and power, coveting their land, tries to force them out.”
“These abandoned souls, the kind of lost souls living on the fringe of society, unite their tribes to form a family and fight back. In this bloody process, ‘justice’ is stretched beyond the boundaries of the law.”
Netflix went on Twitter to announce the exciting addition of the star to the Netflix series, “Thrilled to announce that Lena Headey is coming to Netflix!”
Lena Headey will star in Kurt Sutter's Netflix western series, 'THE ABANDONS'
Headey will play Fiona, “a strong, devout matriarch who, unable to have her own children, took in four orphans to create her own family. Driven by a higher purpose – and a strong-willed Irish temper –… pic.twitter.com/KToWsrPVCh
— Geek Vibes Nation (@GeekVibesNation) March 27, 2023
The tweet added, “She will play Fiona, a devout matriarch in The Abandons, a new series from Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter.”
“It’s a pulse-pounding action drama exploring the fine line between survival and law in 1850s Oregon.”
Lena Headey’s Role
As revealed by Variety, Lena will be playing the role of Fiona, “a strong, devout matriarch who, unable to have her own children, but takes in four orphans to create her own family. Driven by a higher purpose and strong Irish temper, her faith and love for her family trump all.”
Cast and Crew
Netflix is yet to announce any other cast to feature in the series. However, the 10-episode series will have Kurt Sutter as the showrunner; he also happens to be the show’s creator.
In addition, Emmy Grinwis will executive produce, Otto Bathurst will direct the first episode, and Stephen Surjik will direct the rest.
As the news of Lena Headey’s upcoming role in Netflix’s new series “The Abandons” continues to make waves, fans of the actress and the streaming giant are hanging with bated breath for what’s to come.
Headey has an impressive acting range and a talented team behind the series. Thus, it’s safe to say that viewers are in for a wild ride.
The anticipation for the release of “The Abandons” only grows as more information becomes available. Audiences can’t wait to see what the show has in store.
One thing is for sure – Lena Headey’s return to our screens is an exciting development for the entertainment industry. We can’t wait to see what she brings to the table in this new project.